Thank you "Berry" much ~

Monday, September 30, 2013

I have for you today another publication submission reject :(  from August.  The plus side for me is that when I don't have time to make something for you, especially on a Monday, I've got a few lined up already!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you are refreshed and ready for another amazing and creative week!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Strawberry Kid
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Making Memories (kraft dots), and Imaginisce (strawberries)
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, burlap string, cricut/oval, pop dots and white glue.

Coffee Day! ~

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy Coffee Day!  Yes it's true there is a special day for this fabulous drink, and I wouldn't miss out on celebrating it!  Enjoy your Sunday with a cup or two....or three...

Digital Image - DigiStamp BoutiqueDigital Sentimen - Create with TLC/Artfire
All Papers - Close to My Heart
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nesties, cricut/flower, leaf/punch, embossing folder, burlap string, edge distresser, button, pop dots and white glue.

From My Patch to Yours ~

Friday, September 27, 2013

I'm hoping to visit a pumpkin patch myself this weekend, do you think I'll see a cute bunny like this one?...haha!  A little smile for ya on this finally Friday!  Enjoy!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Harvest Bunny
Sketch Challenge - Splitcoast Stampers - Sketch 455
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Doodlebug Designs
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, buttons, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

Thankful for You ~

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's time for another Hambo Hoedown challenge, and this week it's a sketch challenge that's just too much fun!  This is such a cute Little Indian that I thought would be super adorable for a Thanksgiving card.  I actually took the picture before the glue on the buttons was even dry I's to late night/early morning crafting!

There are some changes happening over at the Hoedown, so be sure to check them out and join in on the fun this week with us too!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Little Indian
Digital Sentiments - Paper Smooches (freebies)
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Doodlebug Designs
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder, edge distresser, burlap string, oval nesties, buttons, pop dots and white glue.


Fall into Autumn ~

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday 225!  I will never tire of the beautiful colors of Fall, and I tried to incorporate them all here.  This image would be me if only there were enough trees in Phoenix that I could do this with!  I surely miss all of the wonderful colors of Fall that so many of you get to enjoy, but my memory is still pretty good at this point so at least I have that!  I will always remember walking through the leaves as a kid in Wisconsin and how beautiful it truly was.

The sponsor of this week's sketch challenge is Eureka Stamps, and this image is one that really jumped out at me, especially with that cute little puppy peeking out through the leaves.  Reminds me of my little fur baby!

The Grand Prize winner this week will receive 5 digital stamps of the winner's choice...woot, woot!  Join us!

Eureka Stamps Bio:
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Digital Image - Eureka Stamps - Lady Throwing Leaves :)
Digital Sentiment - BrossArt Addiction (freebie)
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Doodlebug Design
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, cricut/flowers, edge distresser, burlap string, circle punch, craftworkcards candi, ink/dauber, pop dots and white glue.

You are Fabulous! ~

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Doesn't she look like Lovey from Gilligan's Island?  I'm certainly showing my age right there, but anyway Happy Tuesday to you!  This is another Bugaboo Image that cracked me up and I had to have.  Does anyone else out there still have any of this paper; it's the Garden Party Stack from like 2009?  It was a 12x12 stack back from when I attempted to scrapbook, but at this rate using just the little snippets that I use for cards, I'm going to have it a few more years too.  Good thing I like it!  Have a fabulous day Darling!
Sketch Challenge - Deconstructed Sketch No. 119/Deconstructing Jen
Digital Image & Sentiment - Bugaboo Stamps
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - The Garden Party 12x12 Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, edge distresser, burlap string, rhinestones, pop dots and white glue.

Happy Pumpkin Season! ~

Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy Fall!  It's Monday.....ugh I know.....I do hope you had a great weekend tho.  There just aren't enough weekend hours are there?!  Believe I know!  I'm so happy it's pumpkin season, and I was also happy to see this freebie at Bugaboo Stamps this week too.  If you followed me back in July I made a whole set of the Animal Sentiments using this layout, so of course I just had to make another one with this cute pumpkin too!  Have a good day!

Digi Stamp - Bugaboo Stamps - Circle Sentiment-Pumpkin Season
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Doodlebug Designs
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, scallop scissor, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

80's Flashback Blog Hop! ~

Friday, September 20, 2013

ET Phone Home!!   Yes that movie was circa 1982 and melted all of our hearts, didn't it?!  Ahhhh the 80's, I remember most of the those years (ahem), but I was in my 20's then, and I sure would go back and re-live it all over again in a disco ball heart beat!!

Welcome to "Hambo's Time Machine" sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo friends and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict something cool from the 1980's!  It might be our favorite book, something in the news then, a fashion fad, a song, or something that really stuck out to us in looking back. If you arrived here from Deanne's Blog you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize!

A prize will be awarded to one participant whose comic strip-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way!  Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all of the blogs along the way. The winners will be announced on the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, September 25, as well as at the Hambo Hoedown challenge blogWe love comments anytime, but the deadline for prize entry comments is Sunday, September 22 at 5 PM CST. Don't miss it!


My creation is reminiscent of that adorable "phone home" part of the movie, and if you've forgotten it here is a little film clip:

Now swing on over to Bridget's Blog for another great trip back to the 80's that will jog your memory -- or show you something you missed!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Bad Connection
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Sassafrass
Sketch Challenge - Mojo Monday 311
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, burlap string, circle nestie, pop dots and white glue.

To My Favorite Halloween "Chiclet" ~

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Are you getting ready with all of your Tricks and Treats for the best upcoming Holiday eva?!!  Wouldn't you just love to walk around with this purple hair for just one day?....hehe!

Well today's creation is two-fold;  first of all the challenge at the Hambo Hoedown is to use pop dots.  Easy peasy right?  I think I pretty much use them everyday and have popped up Wee Henrietta Witch on this tag.  We'd love to see what you create, so come on over and join us!

Secondly, for the challenge at the Catered Crop this week they are taking a little break from making cards and focusing on the things you might give with your cards - the packages.  So that means tags, bags, and treat boxes or anything fun to give a little treat to someone.  Since I was one of the winners of the Sentiment-al challenge, yay me :), that means I was invited to join the other Top Chef Guest Designer's for next Sunday's Quickfire.

Have a terrific Thursday and Happy Friday-Eve!

DP - Doodlebug Designs
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, cricut/tag, edge distresser, twine, pop dots, burlap bag, and white glue.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #224 ~

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday to you!  This week's sketch is sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique and I've got my favorite little gal named Rosie here with us today.  Truth be told that flower in her hair wasn't planned until I discovered a spot of pink marker next to her head and had to cover it up, but I'm happy for the mistake at this point because she sure looks cute!

The Grand Prize winner will receive 6 free digital images of their choice....!!  Be sure to join us with your creations to get in on the fun for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

A message from the DigiStamp Boutique owner:
All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

Where to find these images:
Boutique and Blog

Digital Image - DigiStamp Boutique-Funtime Rose Set 2
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Random
DP - Close to My Heart - Chantilly
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval nestie, edge distresser, flower punch, burlap string, large scallop scissor, ink/dauber, rhinestones, pop dots and white glue. 

Good Times ~

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Today's card is for the Digi Haven Challenge this week (Hi Denise!), which is a sketch and sponsored by Beccy's Place.  I've actually used one of Beccy's freebies, and we all know how much I can't pass up a freebie!  As you can see I've embossed my flowers again today, this time with little hearts, that make me oh so happy :)

Digital Image - Beccy's Place
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye-Indie Chic/Saffron 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, Cricut/flowers, burlap string, embossing folder, ink/daubers, pop dots and white glue.

Miss You Like Crazy ~

Monday, September 16, 2013

Here it is Monday already, and I've got another Close to My Heart creation for you that I've added some die cut and embossed butterflies to, like I talked about yesterday with the flowers.  Now that I've jumped on this train, I've got all kinds of ideas for them!

All products used are from Close to My Heart, except for the burlap string and the embossing folder ~ Thanks again Ronah!

You Make my Heart Flutter ~

Sunday, September 15, 2013

What an awesome dragonfly stamp this is to create with, and I don't know why I haven't thought of embossing the Cricut flowers before but I really like how they turned out.  It was a light bulb moment for me!  A pre-Fall natural feel to this one I think.  Happy football Sunday!

All products used, except for the craftworkcards candi in the centers of the flowers, are Close to My Heart ~ Thanks Ronah!

Sending Love ~

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I made this card back in July and sent it in to be considered for a magazine submission but I didn't hear anything, so I guess it's safe at this point to publish it here!  I kinda liked it....oh well.

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Heart Basket
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Cosmo Cricket-Tea for Two 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, heart punch, crimper, corner rounder, Michael's $1 bin flower, burlap string, and lace.

Never too Old to Party! ~

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The challenge this week at the Hambo Hoedown is decorative scissors, which I know
a lot of you probably don't use anymore but I use this one all. the. time!  I counted and I have 5 of them, and now I feel bad for the other 4 so I'll have to make an effort to include them in on the fun very soon!

This is for a Denver Bronco fan, hence the blue & orange outfit.  That little smirk on this handsome guy's face makes him a new fav of mine! 

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps -  Mouse Balloons
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock & DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, circle nesties, burlap string, large scallop 
scissors, pop dots and white glue.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 223 Challenge ~

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's time for another Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge!  We are up to number 223 here for you today and the sponsor is A Day for Daisies.
A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

Here is a list of all of the places to find these images:
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The Grand Prize this week is $12 Gift Certificate to the ADFD Shop!

Digital Image - A Day for Daisies
Cardstock & DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, twine, scallop scissor, and rhinestones.

Shabby Chic Mojo ~

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I can't explain my shabby chick/edge distressing lately, I'm just following where my mojo is taking me these days.  Speaking of Mojo, I'm using the Mojo Monday No. 310 sketch for this girly birthday creation!

Digital Image - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Dovecraft-Garden Party 6x6
Other Stuff - Edge Distresser, round scallop punch, circle punch, pink cat's eye ink, lace/alison kraft designs, burlap string, pearl, pop dots and white glue.

You are my Favorite Thought ~

Monday, September 9, 2013

Oh another Monday is upon us, and I do hope you enjoyed your weekend!  I have to say mine was very different in a good way, and very fun too.

I have another sentiment freebie that I found, and I just love the chalkboard trend right now so I had to use it.

I've followed this week's Deconstructed Sketch No. 117 and I will also be entering this into the Catered Crop-Sentiment-al challenge.

9/17/13 - Update.....I was chosen as one of the Catered Crop "Winning Recipes" woot, woot!!

Have a magnificent Monday!

Digital Sentiment - Handmade by Paula
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found/Sunshine
Other Stuff - Edge distresser, ink/dauber, cricut/flower, leaf punch, corner rounder punch, rhinestones, brad, and white glue.

Go Pack Go! ~

Sunday, September 8, 2013

There's a new football season upon us and I couldn't be happier!  Go Pack Go!

I used this week's Retro Sketch No. 80.

Digital Image - Stamp Fairy
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye-Dwell 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.
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